Throughout history, there have been many women directors who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female directors such as Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Banks, Jodie Foster, Lucy Liu, Kathy Bates.The women directors featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989, American
Actress
Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987, British
Actress

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American
Actress

Meg RyanMeg Ryan
19 November 1961, American
Actress

Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962, American
Actress & Director
Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
10 February 1974, American
Actress

Laura DernLaura Dern
10 February 1967, American
Actress, Director

Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968, American
Actress

Lake BellLake Bell
24 March 1979, American
Actress
Kathy BatesKathy Bates
28 June 1948, American
Actress and film director

Sondra LockeSondra Locke
28 May 1944, American
Actress
Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

Melissa GilbertMelissa Gilbert
08 May 1964, American
Actress

Sofia CoppolaSofia Coppola
14 May 1971, American
Director
Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
03 November 1952, American
Comedian, Actor, TV Producer

Mélanie LaurentMélanie Laurent
21 February 1983, French
Actress, Director
Maggie CareyMaggie Carey
1975 AD, American
Director

Sosie BaconSosie Bacon
15 March 1992, American
Actress

Teri HatcherTeri Hatcher
08 December 1964, American
Actress
Robin WeigertRobin Weigert
07 July 1969, American
Actress

Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978, British
Theatre Director
Mary Stuart MastersonMary Stuart Masterson
28 June 1966, American
Actress, Director

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress

Bonnie WrightBonnie Wright
17 February 1991, British
Actress

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 
Sophie MarceauSophie Marceau
17 November 1966, French
Actress, Screenwriter, Director
Lisa NiemiLisa Niemi
26 May 1956, American
Actress, Director

Alexandra HedisonAlexandra Hedison
10 July 1969, American
Photographer, Actress, Director

Nora EphronNora Ephron
19 May 1941, American
Screenwriter, Producer, Director

Jessica HynesJessica Hynes
30 October 1972, British
Actress
Cara BuonoCara Buono
01 March 1971, American
Actress

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Elizabeth PeñaElizabeth Peña
23 September 1959, Cuban, American
Actress

Tilda Cobham-HerveyTilda Cobham-Hervey
31 August 1994, Australian
Actress

Rhea SeehornRhea Seehorn
12 May 1972, American
Actress

Andrea NavedoAndrea Navedo
10 October 1977, American
Actress
Nia VardalosNia Vardalos
24 September 1962, Canadian
Actress, Screenwriter, Producer, Singer

Katherine HelmondKatherine Helmond
05 July 1929, American
Actress
Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress

Jocelyn TowneJocelyn Towne
30 June 1976, American
Actress

Francesca GregoriniFrancesca Gregorini
07 August 1968, Italian, American
Film Director
Danielle HarrisDanielle Harris
01 June 1977, American
Actress

Chandra WilsonChandra Wilson
27 August 1969, American
Actress
Tosca MuskTosca Musk
20 July 1974, Canadian, South African
Filmmaker, Entrepreneur

Rebecca MillerRebecca Miller
15 September 1962, American
Director, Actress

Tasha SmithTasha Smith
28 February 1971, American
Actress

Constance ZimmerConstance Zimmer
11 October 1970, American
Actress

Katie AseltonKatie Aselton
01 October 1978, American
Actress
Ally WalkerAlly Walker
25 August 1961, American
Actress

Zhao WeiZhao Wei
12 March 1976, Chinese
Actress

Jane WagnerJane Wagner
26 February 1935, American
Director

Brenda StrongBrenda Strong
25 March 1960, American
Actress
Dinah ManoffDinah Manoff
25 January 1958, American
Actress

Lauren TewesLauren Tewes
26 October 1953, American
Actress
Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968, British
Singer-songwriter

Julie WarnerJulie Warner
09 February 1965, American
Actress

Rebecca SugarRebecca Sugar
09 July 1987, American
Animator, Screenwriter, Director, Songwriter and
Ellen MuthEllen Muth
06 March 1981, American
Actress

Tricia Leigh FisherTricia Leigh Fisher
26 December 1968, American
Actress
Susan FlannerySusan Flannery
31 July 1939, American
Actress

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist

Marissa Jaret WinokurMarissa Jaret Winokur
02 February 1973, American
Actress
Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
19 May 1939, Hong Konger, American
Actress

Shanelle WorkmanShanelle Workman
03 August 1978, American
Actress
Leslie HopeLeslie Hope
06 May 1965, Canadian
Actress

Nadira BabbarNadira Babbar
20 January 1948, Indian
Theater Artist

Jennifer FinniganJennifer Finnigan
22 August 1979, Canadian
Actress

Stella AdlerStella Adler
10 February 1901, American
American Actress & Acting Teacher
Isidora GoreshterIsidora Goreshter
24 October 1981, American
Actress
Beth GrantBeth Grant
18 September 1949, American
Actress

Susan TullySusan Tully
20 October 1967, British
Actress

Liz VasseyLiz Vassey
09 August 1972, American
Actress

Mary NighyMary Nighy
17 July 1984, British
Actress
Milena GovichMilena Govich
29 October 1976, American
Actress

Lizzie BrocheréLizzie Brocheré
22 March 1985, French
Actress

Catherine ShepherdCatherine Shepherd
16 September 1975, British
Actress

Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o
01 March 1983, Kenyan, Mexican
Actress

Charlotte DeanCharlotte Dean
29 September 1982, American
Illustrator, Visual Artist
Mrunmayee LagooMrunmayee Lagoo
 , Indian
Actress, Assistant Director, Script Supervisor

Lauren ParsekianLauren Parsekian
08 December 1986, American
Director, Activist, Actress
Erica SchmidtErica Schmidt
08 June 1975, American
Actress, Director

Stephanie SoechtigStephanie Soechtig
 , American
Film Director

Chloe ZhaoChloe Zhao
31 March 1982, Chinese, American
Film Director
Alex MartiniAlex Martini
14 April 1990, American
Assistant Director

Jessica WeixlerJessica Weixler
08 June 1981, American
Actress
Vanessa VadimVanessa Vadim
28 September 1968, French, American
Film Director, Daughter of Jane Fonda

Constance WuConstance Wu
22 March 1982, American
Actress

Busy PhilippsBusy Philipps
25 June 1979, American
Actress

Whitney CummingsWhitney Cummings
04 September 1982, American
Comedian
Ava DuVernayAva DuVernay
24 August 1972, American
American director

Lena DunhamLena Dunham
13 May 1986, American
Actress
Regina KingRegina King
15 January 1971, American
Actress

Angela WhiteAngela White
04 March 1985, Australian
Actress
Lisa AnnLisa Ann
09 May 1972, American
Actress

Sam Taylor-JohnsonSam Taylor-Johnson
04 March 1967, British
Filmmaker
Lea ThompsonLea Thompson
31 May 1961, American
Actress